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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Editorial policy

All the submitted articles must be recent and those that have been published in other journals are to not be taken into considerationwith the aim of ensuring copyright rules. The Asia Pacific Studies Center reserves the right to select articles for publication.

Sending the paper does not guarantee the publication of the article and does not necessarily entail a specific deadline for publication in a given number. The article must not have a parallel submission to another journal.

Types of articles

Please check the section policies

About the contents

Formal Requirements for Submission of manuscripts

  • Manuscripts must be original, i.e. which have not previously been published or disclosed. The author also has to agree not to participate simultaneously in another editorial review process.
  • Articles may be written in Spanish or English.
  • The manuscript must have between 6,000 to 8,000 words.
  • The writing must be done in third person.
  • The punctuation, accentuation and spelling should be consistent with the rules of the language in which the article is written.
  • The terms and expressions that do not belong to the language in which the text is written should appear in italics.
  • The standard word processor for the publicationis Microsoft Word on letter size paper.
  • All margins should be 2.5 cm (top, bottom, left and right).
  • The text should be justified.
  • The font must be Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. (All text must be 1.5 spaced, including abstract, references, etc).
  • All pages must be numbered, starting with the page containing the summary of the content.
  • Before submitting your paper, please review the calculations. Numbers under 10 are written in letters, include a zero before decimal numbers (i.e. 0,34); for statistics, only included two decimals (i.e. 0,27) and prices or economic values should go on American Dollars (USD).

Citations and references

Mundo Asia Pacifico Online Journal uses the norms established by the American Psychological Association (APA) sixth edition in English or third editionin Spanish.

• For in text references, these must be included in the place of the citation, with the author's last name and year in parentheses. For example: (Buckley, 2002). The citations of the literature used in the research must be written in the text. The list of all the references used should be included at the end of paper.

• If a paper has two authors, always cite both authors each time it is mentioned in the text. For example: (Roberts & Smith, 1999). If source has from three to five authors, cite all the authors only the first time you mention the paper. Henceforth, use only the first author + "et al.". For example: (Roberts e t al., 2007).

• If a part of a paper is cited literally, use quotation marks and indicate the author, year and page from which the text was retrieved (author, year, p.: page number).

Tutorial APA Style 

 

Tables and Figures

• The tables are separate from the figures.

• Write at the top of each figure or table: "Figure or Table" # consecutive title.

• At the bottom of the table or figure write a note explaining the content and then the reference source or, the year.

• Tables should not be entered into the document as images. All figures must be editable in Word. Data tables in Excel are accepted.

Bibliography

•    For in text references, these must be included in the place of the citation, with the author's last name and year in parentheses. For example: (Buckley, 2002). The citations of the literature used in the research must be written in the text. The list of all the references used should be included at the end of paper.

•    If a paper has two authors, always cite both authors each time it is mentioned in the text. For example: (Roberts & Smith, 1999). If source has from three to five authors, cite all the authors only the first time you mention the paper. Henceforth, use only the first author + "et al.". For example: (Roberts e t al., 2007).

•    If a part of a paper is cited literally, use quotation marks and indicate the author, year and page from which the text was retrieved (author, year, p.: page number).

  • References should be at the end of the document, and must be in alphabetical order by the last name of the authors (if there is no author given, use the institution's name or the name of the journal where it was published).
  • The list should include all articles/papers cited and only those that have been properly referenced.
  • The references for quotations should be complete, and the dates and names within the text must be consistent with the dates and the spelling of the names in the list of references.
  • Include the range of page numbers in references to journal articles or book chapters.
  • Include volume and issue (number [if applicable], season, month or date) for references of articles published in journals or newspapers.

Sending the manuscript

All the submissions must be done through the journal’s platform, along with a copy to the e-mail: map@eafit.edu.co. Please check the online submissions policy

When submitting your paper, the two following documents must be included:

1. Author information (in this order)

  • Title of the article.
  • Full names of the authors, last year of schooling, email, phone, address, link to any institution or entity (in which currently working or studying, unit or program, semester). Please state if you belong to a research group.
  • Biography of the authors (maximum 100 words per author).
  • Short paragraph expressing an interest to publish the article in the magazine.
  • Acknowledgements for financial research support (if there is any).

2. Article (in order)

  1. Article Title (Spanish and English)
  2. Summary (Spanish and English): maximum150 words.
  3. Keywords (Spanish and English): Up to 6 keywords.
  4. Introduction.
  5. Content
  6. Conclusions
  7. References

Other recommendations:

Use two levels of headings:

Class Titles: Only use cases are centered.

Titles second level: Only the first letter of each word capitalized, flush left.

 

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